Tomorrow (8/28 5-8PM) Ninkasi Brewing, out of Eugene (OR), will be visiting The Beer Junction for a tap takeover event. They’ll be bringing along their Nuptiale Cream Ale, Double Latte Milk Stout (produced in conjunction with Sierra Nevada as part of Beer Camp), a vintage 2010 Critical Hit Barley Wine, as well as a standard and a tropical fruit randalled version of their Summer IPA – Maiden The Shade. Ninkasi, one of the most well known breweries in the NW, is definitely one of our favorites and their Tricerahops Double IPA is right near the top of the list for our favorite NW IPAs. You won’t want to miss this event!
From the Ninkasi event page on FB:
Join us August 28th for an evening of Ninkasi beers and Ninkasi shenanigans. We’ll have some rad beers pouring including Nuptiale Cream Ale, Sierra collab brew Double Latte Milk Stout, 2010 Critical Hit Barley Wine and more! Come kick it with Ryan Brentley who I’m fairly certain will buy you a beer or maybe even break dance a bit for you. The man is just that epic.
A little about the offerings from Ninkasi (Try all 5 for $4)
Nuptiale Cream Ale – Inspired by human rituals of love, Nuptiale was first brewed in celebration of a Ninkasi wedding. This beer is a straw-hued cream ale with a rich, creamy mouthfeel and smooth drinkability. A lighter-bodied Ninkasi offering, it is for celebrating the loves in our life and our love of life. Light, crisp malt aroma with a bright refreshing hop finish. Apricots, mango, and fruity hop presence. Flaked barley lends a toasty oat malt flavor and creamy finish. ABV: 5.7%
Double Latte Milk Stout – Produced in collaboration with Sierra Nevada Brewing as part of their Beer Camp series. This stout is brewed with coffee from the fantastic Stumptown Coffee Roasters along with milk sugar. Tastes rich and roasted, just like cold-pressed coffee and cream, with added hints of milk chocolate and sharp roasted grains. ABV: 7.6%
2010 Critical Hit Barley Wine – In the Ninkasi tradition, this barley wine is hopped to high heaven! Critical Hit has a rich, malty expression but the 11 varieties of hops linger on the palate. Three-hundred and thirty pounds of hops were used to brew this beer! Its high gravity nature warms the cheeks and soul. Pull out your 20-sided die — Critical Hit does double damage so you might have to roll versus save if you take this ale for granted. ABV: 10.4%
Maiden The Shade – In salute to the playful side of summer, we had fun with this beer! Maiden the Shade has a big, robust hop character from the liberal use of eight different hop varieties. It’s completed with a light-colored malt backbone to stay in balance. This beer has been dubbed a summer IPA. Big powerful combinations of many different kinds of hops give a big hop profile. We added flaked barley to the beer to make for the smooth body and lighter summer-style IPA. Another Ninkasi cult favorite! ABV: 6.8%
Maiden The Shade -Randalled version with starfruit, passionfruit, papaya, and more!